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Sydney FC signs MA Financial Group as official AFC Champions League 2022 partner

Sydney FC has signed MA Financial Group as its official AFC Champions League 2022 partner.

The announcement:

Sydney FC have signed MA Financial Group as their official AFC Champions League 2022 partner.

MA Financial will partner the Sky Blues for as long as they remain in the tournament.

MA Financial is a diversified financial services firm listed on the Australian Stock Exchange specialising in asset management, lending, corporate advisory and equities. 

In asset management the firm manages $6.9 billion of investments on behalf of Australian and foreign institutional, wholesale and retail investors.   A significant proportion of the firm’s investors are high-net-worth investors from Asia.

Sydney FC face Kaya F.C. Iloilo in the preliminary round on Tuesday night at Jubilee Stadium (kick off 7.30pm) with a win taking them through to the group stage of the competition.

A win would see the club fly to Ho Chi Minh City for the group stage where they will face Korean club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Japanese side Yokohama F. Marinos and Hoang Anh Gia Lai from Vietnam.

Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow welcomed MA Financial into the Sky Blue family.

“We are delighted to be partnering with MA Financial for our AFC Champions League 2022 campaign,” he said.

“At Sydney FC we strive to be the best in everything we do, which is a common goal for our new partners as well.

“This partnership is further evidence of the strong and growing long-term commercial network we have at Sydney FC.”

This is MA Financial’s first foray into Asian football and a competition which is watched by millions around the world.

MA Financial’s Head of Asset Management, Andrew Martin said: “MA Financial’s partnership with Sydney FC for the 2022 Asian Championship League is a natural fit given our commitment to business in Asia where we manage substantial investments into Australia from Asia-based investors.”

Sydney FC have qualified for six out of the past seven AFC Champions League tournaments and eight competitions in all which is a record for an Australia club alongside Melbourne Victory.

Source: Sydney FC media release

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